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the pages of this volume bear ample testimony. He who pa. tronizes them must be the patron of fools, and the more grand the more ridiculous. Let us suppose the Masonic association public; let us suppose ,a free admission to the public to witness all the ceremonies: would they be borne with ?' Could such an institution maintain itself in the face of day? No. Then why should it be kept up in secret, and why should it have the patronage of you, the Chief Magistrate ?
It is known, even among Masons, that what is called the charitable part of Masonry is an addition, which the scrutinizing eye of the public rendered necessary, in the early part of the last century, as a cloak for the mysterious, the nonsensical parts. Without the pretence to charity and brotherhood, Masonry could not have survived the last century. This, therefore, is no reason why it should be now continued, as, whatever is good, may be preserved or transferred, and whatever is foolish and frivolous abolished
There is evidence of progressing shame among the Masons, in the circumstance of the United Grand Lodge having abrogated the host of degrees above or beyond the Royal Arch. -- That was a curtailing of the nonsense, and we may hope that the shame will grow toward its immediate extinction, or that it be legislatively dealt with as all other secret associations have been dealt with. I pride myself upon the exposure, and from good information I learn, that I have shamed hundreds of Masons from the association, and even some of those who have not left it have expressed their shame, and pronounced it all trick and nonsense. Some person, professing to be a Secretary to a London Lodge, came to our shop in Fleet-street, and said, that new words, grips, and signs, had been rendered imperative, and were about to be adopted; he also observed, that the Grand Lodge had better bave paid my fines than have witnessed such an exposure.
Other exposures have been made, during the last balf year: that of the Odd Fellows is complete : and we are deficient in exposing none of the secret associations, but that called the “ Orange," of which your brother of York is the secret Grand Patron.
The exposure of the Idol of the Jews and Christians, of which I sent your Majesty a copy, has also made, and is still making, a great noise. The Vice Society threatens a prosecution, and we wait for them, not in tears, but in smiles. This morning an elderly and respectable looking gentleman entered the shop and insisted that the painted God was not the idol of the Jews and Christians : " it is Carlile's God which you sell for a shilling :” and vain was the answer, that Carlile kept no God, that he had “ no idol but your Majesty.'
I crave your Majesty's patronage for the present volume of “ The Republican," and I pledge myself to your Majesty, in return, to go onward in making all the necessary and useful exposures of the abuses which exist among or are imposed upon, mankind. And in case the Vice Society prosecute, and a jury be found to perjure themselves by finding law offended where no law exists--that your Majesty will order your Attorney-General to enter a check to further proceedings—o further imprisonment, for an exposure of an abuse of this kind. Respectfully, Fleet-street, Dec, 28, 1895.
Entered Apprentice.---Report of the presentation of a second peti-
No. 4. Conclusion of Letter 3 to William Williams, &c. and
Letter to Mr. Peel, with a professed refutation of the Age of Rea-
No.6.-Letter 5, to William Williams, Esq. with a copy of and
ing the Masonic degrees of Grand Architect; Scotch Master;
cribing the masonic degrees of the Elect of Nine, Second Elect of
gree of Masonry. Justice versus Religion, a dialogue. Letter
Letters to the King. Letters from John Cameron of
No. 13.—Letter 2, to the Duke of York on the Royal Arch
No. 14. - Letter I to the Duke of Sussex on the Knight Tem-
No. 15.-- Letter 2 to the Duke of Sussex on the Rosicrucian
Correspondence between Dr. Cooper of Columbia College, South
Letter from Togodubiline expo-
No. 17.+An Oration delivered at Concord. April 19, 1825,
No. 18.--Letter 1 to John S. Harford, a member of the Vice
with regard to subscriptions. Letter from J. G. on the great
tianity. Notice of Paine's Birth Day. Of London. Of the
No. 25.-Banks, Paper Money, Stocks, Funding System, Fi-
No, 26.-A letter from Mr. Thomas Beard of Manchester in